This practical volume offers administrators and teacher leaders advice on how to maximize the benefit of staff development programmes. The authors address three challenges: How and what trainers should observe in a classroom; how they should analyze these observations; and how they can translate observations into feedback which will encourage teachers to enhance their professional effectiveness.
Education as a Profession
Professionals Grow through Staff Development, Coaching and Supervision
Let's Eliminate the Pre-Observation Conference
The Coaching or Supervisory Conference
Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Conferences
Working with the Reluctant Teacher
Peer Coaching or 'Watching Someone Teach'
Staff Meetings that Result in Staff Development
Translating the Program into Reality
Effecting a Reconciliation between Coaching, Supervision and Evaluation
Transcripts for Practice in Analyses and Conferences